The municipal government reports that 35% of the 65,000 Waslalan residents currently have improved water supplies, only 10-15% have access to safe drinking water, and 8% have access to adequately improved sanitation.
As of April 1, 2016, Water for Waslala, WaterAid, and El Porvenir have formed an alliance Agua Para Waslala aimed at achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene in the municipality of Waslala, Nicaragua by 2030. On April 1, EP assumed all daily administrative and operational responsibilities and activities in Waslala with the support of the current WfW team - we now have three new Nicaraguan staff!
The need in Waslala is great and this expansion falls in line with EP's strategic plan to move into a sixth region. It will be an exciting journey with many challenges and opportunities ahead. The road to Waslala isn't an easy one - 5 hours from Managua with rivers to cross - but with your support, we'll get there.
Photos by Waterforwaslala.org